Five people have been charged in connection with the shooting of a dog walker hired by Lady Gaga and the kidnapping of her French bulldogs, according to police via ABC News.
Three of the five men arrested, James Jackson, 18, Jaylin White, 19, and Lafayette Whaley, 27, were allegedly involved in the robbery and shooting of the singer’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Meanwhile two older folks, Harold White, 40, and Jennifer McBride, 50, were arrested as accessories after the crime.
They added that they do not believe the dog walker was targeted because he works for Lady Gaga, but rather the suspects set their sights on the expensive French bulldogs.
“This was a brazen street crime that left a man seriously wounded,” LA County District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement. “We have alleged very serious charges in this case and have faith that justice will be appropriately served as this case unfolds in court.”
Fischer was walking Lady Gaga’s three dogs back in February when he was approached by two people who attempted to steal the dogs. Following an altercation, Fischer was shot and two of the three dogs were stolen.
Fischer was ultimately rushed to hospital and ended up surviving the ordeal.
Police revealed that in February, following the shooting and dognapping, McBride brought Lady Gaga’s two missing dogs to an LAPD station. While it was initially believed that she was not involved in the incident, they now say she had a relationship with Harold White, the father of Jaylin White.
Jackson, Jaylin White and Whaley were each charged with attempted murder and robbery. Jackson also faces charges of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and a felon carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, Gascón said in a press release. White also faces a charge of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.
Meanwhile, the dogs are now safely living their best lives with their mama, Lady Gaga.
More Stuff From PEDESTRIAN.TV
The Bloke Who Shot Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker & Dognapped Her Pups Has Copped A 21-Year Jail Term
Eyewitness To The Shooting Of Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Recalls Scary Aftermath Of Armed Robbery
Lady Gaga’s Beloved French Bulldogs Koji And Gustav Have Been Returned Safe And Sound
Lady Gaga Is Offering A $628K Reward For Her Missing Dogs After Her Dog Walker Was Shot